Re: [Rd] quoted strings in foo.Rd rendered as

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2009 17:05:29 +0000 (GMT)

On Sat, 31 Oct 2009, Roger Koenker wrote:

>
> On Oct 30, 2009, at 4:11 PM, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>

>> First step to check: update to a released version of R 2.10.0!
> I see the same behavior with:
> R version 2.10.0 (2009-10-26)
> x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
>
> locale:
> [1] LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 LC_NUMERIC=C
> [3] LC_TIME=en_US.UTF-8 LC_COLLATE=en_US.UTF-8
> [5] LC_MONETARY=C LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8
> [7] LC_PAPER=en_US.UTF-8 LC_NAME=C
> [9] LC_ADDRESS=C LC_TELEPHONE=C
> [11] LC_MEASUREMENT=en_US.UTF-8 LC_IDENTIFICATION=C
>
> attached base packages:
> [1] stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
>
> loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
> [1] tools_2.10.0
>
>>
>> If that does not help, using options(useFancyQuotes = TRUE) in the released
>> version should (but possibly not as far back as your alpha pre-release).
>
> And also with options(useFancyQuotes = TRUE)

Oops, you want FALSE to suppress it: TRUE is the default.

>> I suspect that whatever you mean my 'my X11 window' (it is the application
>> running in the window that matters, perhaps an xterm?) it is set to the
>> wrong character set. I simply use a Mac terminal window, and that ought to
>> default to UTF-8 (but it can be changed, so check if you try one).
> Yes, I did mean xterm, and yes in a mac terminal window I do get correct
> rendering, so
> maybe I should just give up on xterm entirely, but old habits die hard.
>>
>> On Fri, 30 Oct 2009, Roger Koenker wrote:
>>
>>> Another anomaly from our rhel5 system, again sessionInfo() below.
>>> When I'm logged in remotely via ssh from my macpro and view documentation
>>> files in my X11 window, strings in single quotes in the files are all
>>> abbreviated as . The same files appear fine when rendered in X11
>>> using the local R, and also appear fine in a terminal window on the
>>> linux machine, so this could easily also be some sort of ssh/X11 issue
>>> not R at all, but if someone had any suggestion for further checking
>>> it would be greatly appreciated.
>>>
>>> Roger
>>>
>>>> sessionInfo()
>>> R version 2.10.0 alpha (2009-10-09 r50012)
>>> x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
>>>
>>> locale:
>>> [1] LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 LC_NUMERIC=C
>>> [3] LC_TIME=en_US.UTF-8 LC_COLLATE=en_US.UTF-8
>>> [5] LC_MONETARY=C LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8
>>> [7] LC_PAPER=en_US.UTF-8 LC_NAME=C
>>> [9] LC_ADDRESS=C LC_TELEPHONE=C
>>> [11] LC_MEASUREMENT=en_US.UTF-8 LC_IDENTIFICATION=C
>>>
>>> attached base packages:
>>> [1] splines stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods
>>> [8] base
>>>
>>> other attached packages:
>>> [1] survival_2.35-7 quantreg_4.42 SparseM_0.80
>>>
>>> loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
>>> [1] tools_2.10.0
>>>
>>>
>>> url: www.econ.uiuc.edu/~roger Roger Koenker
>>> email rkoenker_at_uiuc.edu Department of Economics
>>> vox: 217-333-4558 University of Illinois
>>> fax: 217-244-6678 Urbana, IL 61801
>>>
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>>
>> --
>> Brian D. Ripley, ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk
>> Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
>> University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
>> 1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272866 (PA)
>> Oxford OX1 3TG, UK Fax: +44 1865 272595
>

-- 
Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595


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